I have a good friend who is a playwrite. I visited him the other day and he showed me some song lyrics he wrote a few years back. Britain was trying to contain Foot and Mouth by burning animals, lots of them.

Anyhow this is to be sung to the tune of “Do you hear the people sing” from Les Miserables.

Do you hear the echoes ring? Ringing out from empty pens?
It is the snorting of the piggies, who will not be shot again
When the bleating of the sheep, echoes the banging of the guns
There is a farm about to end, when tomorrow comes!

Will you join the massive cull?
It wont be long to stand by me
Beyond the farmhouse walls
Is that a sheep that we can see?
Then join us in the kill
That will give you a thrill – wait and see!

Do you hear the echoes ring? Ringing out for empty tills?
It is the sound of all the tourists, who will not be seen again!
When the bleating of the Bank, echoes the opening of the bills
Theres a business about to fail, when tomorrow comes!

Will you let me cull your stock
So the disease may just abate
We will shoot down all your flock
Will you just open up your gate?
Never worked for Taiwan
But who gives a damn – It their fate!

Do you hear the Party sing? Singing the song of spinning men?
It is the music of the MP who just wants your vote again
When the speeches in the house gloss over death throes in the land
An election about to start when tomorrow comes!


Now i’ve got to tell you, my good friend and I dont actually agree on much. We argue on foreign policy, the EU, the pound, the environment, the US, economics, religion, imports, migration, local councils, inflation and even the price of a cab ride…. but we’re still friends.

We are friends because although we may take the mick, we always respect the other one has genuine reasons for believing what they do, and a reasonable arguement to present. We listen and we argue because we need to understand how the other one thinks. Never do we take the argument personally. Never do we take offense just because we disagree. Never do we make assumptions.

Thats what friends do, thats what people who want to get along do….


Israel must be wiped off the map.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier
George W. Bush

The only white man you can trust is a dead white man
Robert Mugabe

After all, this is the guy who tried to kill my dad
George W. Bush


~ by eggplantinspace on April 14, 2008.

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